Liversedge show marked improvement

Jerome White in action for Liversedge at Worksop.
Jerome White in action for Liversedge at Worksop.

Liversedge produced a vastly improved display and could consider themselves unfortunate to leave Worksop Parramore pointless.

Dave Thompson’s men slipped to a 1-0 defeat, with Lee Whittington’s 58th minute penalty deciding matters but Sedge left with a good deal of credit.

Indeed, Worksop officials and supporters agreed that the Liversedge display was one of the best they had seen this season.

Joel Farrar has signed for Sedge from Hunsworth and produced a cracking debut in the centre of midfield.

Tom Jackson also impressed on his debut at centre half, while Billy Grogan returned from a long injury lay-off and showed up well.

A superb move ended when Gibril Bojang sent a lovely ball for Grogon to run onto but he fired just over the crossbar under pressure from the goalkeeper.

Jerome White and Brook Newton excelled down the left and exploited Worksop to create further chances but it remained goalless.

Whittington’s second half penalty proved decisive but Sedge could easily have left with a share of the spoils.

Bojang was thwrated by a dramatic last-gasp challenge after a lovely Farrar pass and despite not playing for several weeks, Liversedge showed superior fitness and finished strongly.

Two minutes from full-time, captain Ryan Haigh sent Dom Riordan in on goal but the goalkeeper smothered his shot as the home side held on for victory.